Cascading Shelter: Shadows of the Forest

CASCADING SHELTER: SHADOW OF THE FOREST
Artist:
 Tony Pankiw
Location: Outside the Shire Offices, Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River
Year installed: 2011
Technique/materials: Aluminium and steel
Funded by: Shire of Augusta Margaret River
Ownership: Shire of Augusta Margaret River
The shelter is inspired by the Augusta-Margaret River environment. The roofline of the structure has been designed to capture rainwater and feed it into the adjacent rain garden. It also provides a welcomed sun shaded sitting area. 

Eurybia

EURYBIA

Artist: Russell Sheridan
Location: Located on the southern side of Surfers Point Road just before the main car park.
Year installed: 2013
Technique/materials: Composite fibre and concrete
Funded by: Royalties for Regions Super Town Funding
Ownership: Shire of Augusta Margaret River
Eurybia sits as the mascot of the headland, representing mastery over the seas. She also personifies human vulnerability and exhibits the excitement/fear of the challenge out there in the sea.

Forest Stand

FOREST STAND
Artist:
 Monique Tippett
Location: Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River
Year installed: 2011
Technique/materials: Local Stone and Solid Jarrah
Funded by: Shire of Augusta Margaret River
Ownership: Shire of Augusta Margaret River

Free as a Cow

FREE AS A COW
Artist:
 Ron Roozen
Location: Bussell Highway, Cowaramup
Year installed: 2010
Technique/materials: Fibreglass
Funded by: Shire of Augusta Margaret River
Ownership: Shire of Augusta Margaret River

Give and Take Mural

GIVE AND TAKE MURAL
Artist: Ian Mutch and Kyle Hughes-Odgers
Location: On the wall between IGA and the Margaret River Visitor Centre
Year installed: 2013
Technique/materials: Outdoor Acrylic, Aerosol and markers
Funded by: Royalties for Regions Super Town Funding
Ownership: Shire of Augusta Margaret River
This brightly painted mural is on the wall between IGA and the visitor’s center and is a collaboration between Ian Mutch and Kyle Hughes-Odgers. It is a narrative based artwork portraying nature's life cycle and the gift of water. In a place where much of our leisure time is spent in and around the river and ocean the artwork celebrates the relationship we have with our environment, as both a resource and enjoyment.

 

 

Gnarabup Watertank Youth Mural

GNARABUP WATERTA NK YOUTH MURAL
Artist: Holly-Mae Emmerson and the Margaret River Youth Advisory Counci
Year installed: 2014
Technique/materials: Outdoor paints
Funded by: Bushfire Recovery Working Group
Ownership: Shire of Augusta Margaret River
Location: Ocean View Road, Gnarabup

Hand Mosaic

HAND MOSAIC
Artist: Jenny Hump
Year installed: 2001
Technique/materials: Ceramic mosaic in paving
Funded by: Federally funded through the Centenary of Federation
Ownership: Shire of Augusta Margaret River
Location: Nearby the Margaret River Community Centre, Margaret River

Ian Dowling Sculptures

IAN DOWLING SCULPTURES
Artist: Ian Dowling
Year installed: 2014
Technique/materials: Concrete and ceramic tiles
Funded by: Community Donations
Ownership: Shire of Augusta Margaret River
Location: Margaret River Cultural Centre, Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River
The intent of these artworks is to commemorate the use of the Cultural Centre as the Evacuation Centre during the November 2011 Margaret River Fires, and to honour the organisations and individuals who played a part in helping those impacted by the fires and recognise the Margaret River Cultural Centre of an important hub in the district.

Layla

LAYLA
Artist: Russell Sheridan
Year installed: 2013
Technique/materials: composite fibre and concrete
Funded by: Royalties for Regions Super Town Funding
Ownership: Shire of Augusta Margaret River
Location: Sitting on the rocks between Surfers Point and the Margaret Rivermouth
‘Layla’ the great granddaughter of surf God ‘Huey’ cares for all sea creatures and watches over those who enter the water. Layla swims the seas of the world and from time to time redirects lost surfers who have been pummelled into the depths below by large waves. Surfers finding themselves alone, helpless, lost in bubbles and turbulence have been steered to the surface again by Layla for one more breath of life.

Lookout Youth Mural

LOOKOUT YOUTH MURAL
Artist: Rebecca Cool and the Margaret River Youth Advisory Council
Year installed: 2013
Technique/materials: Outdoor water based paints
Funded by: Department for Communities
Ownership: Shire of Augusta Margaret River
Location: Park in Fraggles carpark (between Surfers Point and Rivermouth) and take the path at the back of the car park up to the top of the hill (to the North).
This mural on the water tank at Rivermouth, Prevelly was painted by local artist Rebecca Cool and the members of the Margaret River Youth Advisory Council. The artwork is made up of twelve images that represent things that are valued by local youth.

People of the River Poem

PEOPLE OF THE RIVER POEM
Artist: Miranda Aitken (poetry) and Diane Hunter (artwork)
Year installed: 2013
Technique/materials: Perspex, steel
Funded by: Royalties for Regions Super Town Funding
Ownership: Shire of Augusta Margaret River
Location: Corner of Bussell Highway and Churchill Avenue, Margaret River
This piece incorporates the contemplative words of local poet Miranda Aitken and the artwork of Diane Hunter. It is a lyric poem unites all who have stood still by river and can be found on the corner of Bussell Highway and Churchill Avenue.

Refuge

REFUGE
Artist: Kashmir Rouw
Year installed: 2014
Technique/materials: Limestone and cement
Funded by: Bushfire Recovery Working Group
Ownership: Shire of Augusta Margaret River
Location: Gnarabup Boat Ramp
Titled ‘Refuge’, the artwork serves to mark the spot where people sheltered during the Margaret River bushfires in November 2011.  Artist Kashmir Rouw created the piece and says it seeks to highlight the importance of having a place of safety and protection.  Made from local limestone and lime sand cement, the artwork was carved, polished and installed in two parts. 

   

Rejuvenation

REJUVENATION
Artist: Simon James
Year installed: 2012
Technique/materials: Constructed with 16mm round steel bar, hot forged, welded and finished in a chemically patented zinc finish.
Funded by: Bushfire Recovery Working Group
Ownership: Shire of Augusta Margaret River
Location: Located at the northern tip of the Riverbutts Reserve footpath that connected to Surfers Point Road footpath.
“Rejuvenation” is a tribute to the resilience of the community and to the resilience of nature. It is symbolic of the regenerative and healing powers of both. The shell like base reflects our proximity to the ocean, and the uplifting spiritual benefit that its untouched beauty continually brings us. The spiral pattern has long been associated with the cycles of time, the seasons, and the cycles of birth, growth, death and rebirth. Some consider the spiral to be a symbol of our spiritual journey. It is also considered to represent the evolutionary process of learning and growing. The cycles of time are cycles of life.

Riflebutts Amenities Mural

RIFLEBUTTS AMENITIES MURAL  
Artist: Ian Mutch
Year installed: 2013
Technique/materials: Aerosol paint
Funded by: Royalties for Regions Super Town Funding
Ownership: Shire of Augusta Margaret River
Location: Riflebutts ablutions
From a distance the viewer sees a vibrant, energetic, abstract texture wrapping the wall. Flowing horizontal shapes, layered and organic, span the width of the structure. The design mirrors the rolling hill lines of the region's landscape. As you get closer, the artworks 'texture' reveals itself as a collection of smaller painted illustrations which closely represent the heritage of Riflebutts Reserve. Illustrations and shapes of the surroundings include waves, birds, kangaroos, rabbits, weather, whales, fish, turtles, snakes, river, smoke, native vegetation, leaves and trees. These represent themes of the traditional owners and are natural icons that still exist in the Reserve today.

Ripple & Swell Wall

RIPPLE & SWELL WALL 
Artist: Ian Dowling
Year installed: 2013
Technique/materials: Concrete
Funded by: Royalties for Regions Super Town Funding
Ownership: Shire of Augusta Margaret River
Location: Located on the exterior walls of the ablutions block.
This textural piece explores the interaction in the water of smaller ripples bouncing off bays and shorelines, intersecting with the larger original swells lines. This is far from a scientific study, more of observation and contemplation while waiting for waves between sets.

Spiral Shelter

SPIRAL SHELTER
Artist: Kashmir Rouw
Year installed: 2013
Technique/materials: Stone, sand, cement, concrete Footings, F8-4 Trench mesh
Funded by: Royalties for Regions Super Town Funding
Ownership: Shire of Augusta Margaret River
Location: The spiral shelter is located to the left as you down the main staircase between the beach and the car park.
The shelter is modelled on the mirabilis shell spiral used as a template for creating the outer form. This shell-like form also merges with reference to the waves and the ocean. This correlation of waves and the breakdown of shells that formed the limestone have been formed on top of the granite substrate. It is a space for reflection and to develop an emotional connection to the environment and adjoining landscape, highlighting the geomorphological processes that have formed the coastline.

Sun Sculpture

SUN SCULPTURE 
Artist: Heussenstamms
Year installed: 2000
Technique/materials: Steel
Funded by: Shire of Augusta Margaret River
Ownership: Shire of Augusta Margaret River
Location: Adjacent to Skate Park, Gloucester Park, Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River

Sun, Moon and Stars

SUN, MOON AND STARS 
Artist: Kashmir Rouw
Year installed: 2004
Technique/materials: Limestone
Funded by: Healthway
Ownership: Shire of Augusta Margaret River
Location: Adjacent to Skate Park, Gloucester Park, Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River

The Stick

THE STICK 
Artist: Russell Sheridan
Year installed: 2013
Technique/materials: Composite fire and concrete
Funded by: Royalties for Regions Super Town Funding
Ownership: Shire of Augusta Margaret River
Location: Riflebutts Reserve
This sculpture celebrates man’s best friend. Dogs can sniff out cancer, they have led the blind, stood keeping vigil for their families all night and have been a welcoming friend at the end of a hard day. Not only that, they are willing to play silly games with us. Located in one of the Shire’s dog exercise areas, this comical sculpture comments on this relationship.

Totem Poles

TOTEM POLES
Artist: Mark Heussenstamm
Year installed: 2014
Technique/materials: Powder coated metal
Funded by: Bushfire Recovery Working Group
Ownership: Shire of Augusta Margaret River
Location: Riflebutts Reserve
Built from the stumps of two Norfolk Pines that were damaged in the November 2011 bushfires, the trees are believed to have been planted in the 1950s by Dr Wilson of Margaret River. The totems have been decorated to celebrate the lives of some of the local iinhabitants. the owl is to symbolise the own 'Swoop' who used to hang out in the Norfolk Pines before the fire. The osprey and the fish tell the story of the local fishing birds, whihc also used the trees for observing. 

Trellis Theatre Wall

TRELLIS THEATRE WALL
Artist: Ian Dowling
Technique/materials: Blue Tiled Wall
Funded by: Federally funded through the Centenary of Federation
Ownership: Shire of Augusta Margaret River
Location: Farrelly Street, Margaret River

Water in the Environment

WATER IN THE ENVIRONMENT 
Artist: Elaine Clocherty
Year installed: 2013
Technique/materials: Aggregate Rock
Funded by: Royalties for Regions Super Town Funding
Ownership: Shire of Augusta Margaret River
Location: There are four installations along the eastern side of Bussell Hgihway, all located between Churchill Avenue and Higgins Street.
Artist Elaine Clocherty’s work is representative of the movement of water as it flows through the town. It links the water in the streetscape with the Rain garden which purifies the water before entering the river. It is encapsulated in textural and color changes within the paving and the stone was sourced from Boodjidup River, near Margaret River’s first gold mine. See if you can spot it in the footpath.

Windmill Sculpture

WINDMILL SCULPTURE 
Artist: Jon Denaro
Year installed: 1999
Technique/materials: Steel, Cast Aluminium
Funded by: Margaret River Community Resource Centre
Ownership: Margaret River Community Resource
Location: Farrelly Street, Margaret River

Zone Room Mural

ZONE ROOM MURAL 
Artist: Margaret River Youth Advisory Council
Year installed: 2006
Technique/materials: Outdoor paints
Funded by: Unknown
Ownership: Shire of Augusta Margaret River
Location: Zoom Room, Gloucester Park, Margaret River

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